Cafe Booqoo coming to Smith Street.

Right across the street from the Smith and 9th Street subway stop is a corner storefront that used to house Kimchi Grill.  This little kimchi-centric restaurant was really yummy but unfortunately they closed shop a short while ago. Whenever we pass by a vacant space we wonder what will be the next business that opens […]

Bastille Day Celebration in Cobble Hill!

Today is Bastille Day and , though some celebrate this holiday throughout the entire week, the big Smith Street Festival Bastille celebration will take place on Sunday. You can expect delicious food from local restaurants and vendors since the neighborhood favorite French cafe Bartabac hosts this fest. We also look forward to the live music and […]

Velvette Brew Coming to Smith Street.

Formerly two spaces in one, a juice bar and Shelsky’s of Brooklyn, which moved up to Court Street near Atlantic, 251 Smith Street has had brown paper in the windows for a short while. We are now seeing signage! A small piece of paper has been put up in the window that announces a place […]

Progress on Smith Street Storefronts.

For many years now a row of storefronts on Smith Street have been out of commission.  As you can see in the photo above, there are four or five in a row (with 252 Smith Street being in the middle) that have been boarded up for a while.  Whenever we have passed by in the […]

Smith Street’s Video Free Brooklyn Relocates.

Walking down Smith Street the other day we were seeing so many shuttered doors and papered windows. Shops come and go on this bustling street spanning from Cobble Hill to Carroll Gardens.  One particular darkened space felt a bit like a punch in the gut, though.  Our last neighborhood video store, Video Free Brooklyn, has moved.  So […]

Broccolino NYC Opening in Smith Street.

Formerly Hunter’s, and right next door to Stinky Brooklyn, is 213 Smith Street with a huge sign in the window announcing that Broccolino NYC will soon be opening in this spot.  This Italian restaurant isn’t new to the Brooklyn scene.  They have a second location near the Barclays Center on Dean Street, though food is […]

Informational Meeting About BID at D’Amico Coffee

Residents and business owners in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens are trying to establish these neighborhood main streets (Smith and Court) as BID, or Business Improvement Districts. They will be holding a meeting this Sunday, December 4th from 3-5pm at D’Amico Coffee to discuss their progress, answer questions, and have further discussion about the future of these […]

Introducing RC’s Linh Le!

Linh Le has been working with us at the Smith Street location for a while now and we’d like to introduce her to everyone! Linh is a  a transplant from Syracuse and has been living in Brooklyn for the past five years. Like many, she loves Brooklyn for its diversity, culture and the fact that it is close to […]

Smith Street Soup Festival and Fundraiser this Saturday.

This year, along with SBLDC, the Smith Street Soup Festival will be hosted by the High School of International Studies and Culinary Arts Program. We love this festival and have blogged about it and visited in the past just because we thought it was a fun and unique way to celebrate Autumn.  This year, however, […]

Venezuelan Arepas coming to Carroll Gardens.

Wow! Another interesting addition to the Smith Street restaurant row.  Feels like only months ago we’d see a new restaurant opening in the neighborhood and it was either Thai cuisine or Italian cuisine adding to the many similar eateries around them.  White Maize, which has a big “Coming Soon” sign outside it’s freshly painted exterior. […]